staminodium

noun
sta·​mi·​no·​di·​um | \ ˌstā-mə-ˈnō-dē-əm , ˌsta-\
plural staminodia\ ˌstā-​mə-​ˈnō-​dē-​ə , ˌsta-​ \

Definition of staminodium

: an abortive or sterile stamen

First Known Use of staminodium

circa 1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for staminodium

New Latin, from stamin- + -odium thing resembling, from Greek -ōdēs like

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